To ensure technological leadership, the six institutes of futureAM will systematically develop additive manufacturing in four fields of activity, each coordinated by one institute:
- Industry 4.0 and Digital Process Chains
- Scalable and Robust AM Processes
- System Technology and Automation
The focus project has set itself ambitious goals within its four fields of activity: for example, novel software for automated AM component identification and optimization, a scalable LPBF plant concept (Laser Powder Bed Fusion) increasing productivity (by a factor > 10), a process and system technology for generating spatially resolved, customized multi-material properties and an autonomous manufacturing cell for the post-treatment of AM components.
The cooperation platform has not only been created through intensive cooperation in and between the individual fields of activity, but in particular through the establishment of a "Virtual Lab". For this purpose, all partners will participate in developing technology demonstrators.